|Andrew McAfee: Are droids taking our jobs? - TED.com|
Robots and algorithms are getting good at jobs like building cars, writing articles, translating -- jobs that once required a human. So what will we humans do for work? Andrew McAfee walks through recent labor data to say: We ain't seen nothing yet. But then he steps back to look at big history, and comes up with a surprising and even thrilling view of what comes next.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; business; technology; TEDxBoston 2012; 2012
|Caitria and Morgan O’Neill: How to step up in the face of disaster - TED.com|
After a natural disaster strikes, there’s only a tiny window of opportunity to rally effective recovery efforts before the world turns their attention elsewhere. Who should be in charge? When a freak tornado hit their hometown, sisters Caitria and Morgan O’Neill -- just 20 and 24 at the time -- took the reins and are now teaching others how to do the same. (Filmed at TEDxBoston.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; cooperation; culture; disaster relief; TEDxBoston 2012; 2012
|Kent Larson: Brilliant designs to fit more people in every city - TED.com|
How can we fit more people into cities without overcrowding? Kent Larson shows off folding cars, quick-change apartments and other innovations that could make the city of the future work a lot like a small village of the past.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; TEDxFeatured; cities; design; future; technology; tedx; TEDxBoston 2012; 2012
|Amos Winter: The cheap all-terrain wheelchair - TED.com|
How do you build a wheelchair ready to blaze through mud and sand, all for under $200? MIT engineer Amos Winter guides us through the mechanics of an all-terrain wheelchair that’s cheap and easy to build -- for true accessibility -- and gives us some lessons he learned along the road.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; culture; design; development; disability; engineering; innovation; invention; physics; poverty; science; TEDxBoston 2012; 2012
|Timothy Prestero: Design for people, not awards - TED.com|
Timothy Prestero thought he'd designed the perfect incubator for newborns in the developing world -- but his team learned a hard lesson when it failed to go into production. A manifesto on the importance of designing for real-world use, rather than accolades. (Filmed at TEDxBoston.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; design; health care; product design; TEDxBoston 2012; 2012
|Noah Wilson-Rich: Every city needs healthy honey bees - TED.com|
Bees have been rapidly and mysteriously disappearing from rural areas, with grave implications for agriculture. But bees seem to flourish in urban environments -- and cities need their help, too. Noah Wilson-Rich, founder of Boston's Best Bees Company, argues that urban beekeeping just might play a role in revitalizing both a city and a species. (Filmed at TEDxBoston.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; animals; cities; global issues; insects; science; TEDxBoston 2012; 2012